Greg Gadson was handpicked by Gary Sinise in 2015 to serve as an ambassador of the Foundation. Army veteran and DAV Ambassador Greg Gadson discusses how art and literature can help Americans understand the human side of war.
Paola Antonini has shown us to never give up, no matter how challenging life might get at times. Paola had her leg amputated after a serious car accident. However, she rebounded stronger than ever to become an inspiration for millions of people.
Both of his feet were amputated when he was 11 months old owing to a congenital defect; he was born missing the outside of both feet and both fibulae. Pistorius ran in both nondisabled sprint events and in sprint events for below-knee amputees. He was the 10th athlete to compete at both the Paralympic Games and Olympic Games.
Nicolas James Vujicic. With tetraamelia syndrome who is a best seller, motivational speaker and Director of Life Without Limbs
Nick Vujicic life is the embodiment of the notion that obstacles are opportunities, that life is worth living, and that anything is possible. So, to help further echo Nick’s inspiring message, and to help you better face the adversities and obstacles you may be finding in your life at the moment, we are sharing this inspiring collection of Nick Vujicic Quotes
Kyle Maynard. “No Excuses”: The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling And in Life.
Mr Demetre said walking was “between five and seven times harder” for his daughter, “but you’d never know”. He said there was no opportunity to practise her catwalk before the show, but Daisy was unshaken. “She came out and posed really well, she just nailed it,” he said.
He got a huge opportunity when he was cast in the TV series Step Up: High Water, an offshoot of the Step Up film franchise. Though the series lasted for only two seasons, it helped introduce Eric to a wide audience, which ultimately opened more doors for him. As a result, Eric was able to keep the ball rolling. At present, he is probably best known for his roles in shows like Locke & Key and the reboot of Queer as Folk. Eric is a natural star, and it’s safe to say that he is going to be a fixture on our screens for many years to come.
In 1953, she had her gangrenous right leg amputated. Refusing the standard-issue prosthetic the hospital initially gave her, she had one custom-made. It had a sexy red boot on the end, embroidered with dragons and bells. “She said, ‘If I have to wear a prosthetic leg, it may as well be beautiful”
U.K.-based stuntwoman Olivia Jackson has won the latest stage in a long battle for damages following life-changing injuries she sustained during the filming of “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” in 2015. Standing in for Milla Jovovich, Jackson was driving a motorcycle that collided head-on with a camera attached to a boom that extended from a motor vehicle during the shoot in South Africa. The camera was supposed to swoop up over her, but the camera rig was not lifted in time.
Mama Cax, an advocate of people with disabilities and a rising model who helped disrupt the fashion industry’s standard of beauty by not shying away from displaying her prosthetic leg on the runway and in fashion campaigns, died on Dec. 16 at Royal London Hospital. She was 30.
He is 1.88 meters tall, weighs 104 kilos. He has aggression, great reflexes and reads the game very well. He has earned prestige and recognition for his abilities, not for his handicap. In fact, he has tried special gloves and some companies have even offered to make him a prosthesis with 3D printers. But Shaquem Griffin has ruled out everything. It feels more comfortable without one hand.
SOAR explores the relationship between two sisters: Kiera, a quadruple amputee who lost her limbs at age two, and Uriah, who was born a month before her sister contracted pneumococcal sepsis.